Housing Compliance Division

The Housing Compliance Division works to assure decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions for residents of the City of Akron through the enforcement of the Environmental Health Housing Code.

Contact: 330-375-2366

How Code Enforcement Works

1) Reporting a complaint

Potential violations are discovered through citizen complaints, referrals from other agencies, and inspector observations in an assigned area. Once a complaint is received, an inspector will conduct an investigation to determine if there is an ordinance violation.

Residents are encouraged to contact 3-1-1 to report a potential violation.

2) Orders to Repair

If violations exist, an order to repair is issued giving the property owner time to make corrections. If problems are not fixed, legal proceedings can be initiated against the property owner in consultation with the Department of Law. You may also face a fine for non-compliance. 

If you received a repair order by mail and/or posted on your property, do not ignore it!  Remember, this is a “notice” that violations exist on your property.  Most repair orders will give you a specific compliance date to correct your violations.  If you are unable to correct your violations by that date, you must contact the inspector handling your case to request an extension

Housing Administrator Duane Groeger   ext 2694 


Jodie Forester ext. 6078
John Goold ext. 3348
Matthew Wilsbacher ext. 3088


Brian  Feinsilber ext.  6085
Michael Mull ext. 6322
Andrew Howland ext 4060
Kelly Paul ext 6084
Ricardo Spencer ext 6075
RiAllen Simmons ext 6079
Jillian Arrowood ext 6083


Please download this fillable pdf for a housing code complaint. Once completed, email to HousingCodeComplaints@akronohio.gov.

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